10 Benefits of Driving Green


1) Avoid Speeding

The key to conserving energy is gradual acceleration – pressing the pedal to the metal every time wastes gas and pollutes the environment.

2) Reduce Drag

The key to conserving energy is gradual acceleration – pressing the pedal to the metal every time wastes fuel and pollutes the environment.

3) Open Your Windows

Before you decide to crank that AC, put down your windows. If it's too hot for the open-air treatment, putting down your windows will help your car cool down in half the time.

4) Avoid Idling

A very common myth states that starting your engine uses up more gas than leaving it in idle, but really it only uses up less than 10 seconds worth of gas. If you're waiting for longer than 30 seconds, it's best to turn off your engine. If the weather calls for heat or cooling, then try waiting inside a building instead.

5) Fuel Efficiency

The best way to reduce fuel emissions is to invest in a hybrid car, which typically last much more miles per gallon.

6) Check your Tyres

It's proven that properly filled tires give your car the best fuel efficiency, which leads to less gas guzzling.

7) Service Your Car

A working car is a green car. Routinely check your oil and battery to avoid issues in the future and to ensure your car isn't emitting harmful gases.

8) Use Public Transit

Minimalize your carbon footprint completely by utilizing public transit. This method could save you time, stress and money.

9) Carpool

Whether you're driving your kids to practice or hanging out with friends, hitch a ride with your surrounding neighbors rather than driving separately.

10) On Your Bike

If you live in the city, bike-share programs are popping up all over and are a great way to exercise and stay green.